John A. Germiller, MD, PhD John A. Germiller, MD, PhD, is an attending surgeon and Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Otolaryngology (ENT) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Areas of Expertise: General pediatric otolaryngology, Cochlear implantation, Pediatric ear disorders Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Bucks County Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) Education and Training Medical SchoolMD - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (Graduation with Distinction and Graduation with Distinction in Research) InternshipGeneral Surgery - University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI ResidencyOtolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI FellowshipPediatric Otolaryngology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA Board CertificationOtolaryngologyGraduate DegreePhD in Biomedical Engineering - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI MS in Biomedical Engineering - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Titles and Academic Titles Attending SurgeonDirector of Clinical Research, Division of OtolaryngologyFellow and Resident Research Advisor, Division of OtolaryngologyPermanent Member, Institutional Review Board (IRB) Committee for the Protection of Human SubjectsMedical Advisor, CATIPIHLER ProgramOtolaryngology Consultant, Center for Cornelia DeLange and Related DiagnosesAssociate Professor of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Conditions Treated Choanal Atresia Departments and Services Cochlear Implant Program Center for Childhood CommunicationDivision of Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat)Center for Cornelia de Lange Syndrome and Related Diagnoses Research Interests Hearing loss in children Disorders of inner ear and auditory nerve development Cochlear implantation Congenital abnormalities of the ear Genetics of hearing disorders Publications Papers2017 Rohacek AM, Bebee TW, Tilton RK, Radens CM, McDermott-Roe C, Peart N, Kaur M, Zaykaner M, Cieply B, Musunuru K, Barash Y, Germiller JA, Krantz ID, Carstens RP, Epstein DJ: ESRP1 mutations cause hearing loss due to defects in alternative splicing that disrupt cochlear development. Developmental Cell October 2017 Notes: In press. Schramm JC, Germiller JA: Imaging for Pediatric Sensorineural Hearing Loss (Chapter 5). Pediatric Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Clinical Diagnosis and Management. Anne S, Lieu J. (eds.). Plural Publishing, Page: 53-69, 2017 Notes: In press. 2015 Javia L, Brant J, Guidi J, Rameau A, Pross S, Cohn S, Kazahaya K, Dunham B, Germiller J: Infectious complications and ventilation tubes in pediatric cochlear implant recipients. Laryngoscope. 2015 Sep 7. doi: 10.1002/lary.25569. [Epub ahead of print] Giordano T, Marchegiani AM, Germiller JA: Children with sensorineural hearing loss and referral to early intervention. ORL Head Neck Nurs. 2015 Summer;33(3):10-4. 2013 Clemmens CS, Guidi J, Caroff A, Cohn SJ, Brant JA, Laury AM, Bilaniuk LT, Germiller JA: Unilateral cochlear nerve deficiency in children. Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery 149(2): 318-325, August 2013. PMID 23678279. BooksGermiller JA.: Influence of skeletal muscle on embryonic long bone development. Ph.D. Dissertation, Ann Arbor, MI 1996. Chapters 2018 Schramm JC, Germiller JA: Imaging for Pediatric Sensorineural Hearing Loss. (Chapter 5). Pediatric Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Clinical Diagnosis and Management. Anne S, Lieu JE, Kenna MA (eds.). Plural Publishing, San Diego, CA, Page: 53-69, 2018. 2016 Germiller JA: Congenital Malformations of the Ear. Surgical Pediatric Otolaryngology, 2nd ed. Potsic WP, Cotton RT, Handler SD, Zur KB (eds.). Thieme Medical Publishers; New York, NY, Page: 57-99, 2016. 2013 Mudd P, Germiller JA: Otolaryngology. The Philadelphia Guide: Inpatient Pediatrics, 2nd ed. Shah SS, Zaoutis LB, Catallozzi M, Frank (eds.). McGraw-Hill Professional, New York, NY, 2013. Shoman N, Samy RN, Choo DI: Congenital Malformations of the Ear. Congenital Malformations of the Ear. Elden LM, Zur KB (eds.). Springer, New York, NY, 2013 Notes: Dr. Germiller provided 7 images for use in chapter publication. 2012 Germiller JA: Chronic Disorders of the Middle Ear and Mastoid. Pediatric Otolaryngology Principles and Practice Pathways, 2nd ed. Wetmore RF, Muntz HR, McGill TJ (eds.). Thieme New York, Page: 253-272, 2012. Javia LR, Ruckenstein MJ: Pediatric Cochlear Implantation. Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Hearing Devices. Ruckenstein MJ (eds.). Plural Publishing, San Diego CA, 2012 Notes: Photo credit. 2007 Germiller JA: Hearing Loss in Children. Pediatric Otolaryngology: The Requisites in Pediatrics. Wetmore RF (eds.). Mosby Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, Page: 60-76, 2007. 2006 Germiller JA, Kazahaya K.: Labyrinthitis. Current Pediatric Therapy, 18th ed. Burg FD, Ingelfinger JR, Polin RA, Gershon AA (eds.). Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, Page: 1127-1130, 2006. 1993 Wong M, Germiller J, Bonadio J, Goldstein SA: Neuromuscular atrophy alters collagen gene expression, pattern formation, and mechanical integrity of the chick embryo long bone. Limb Development and Regeneration. Wiley-Liss, Inc. Page: 587-597, 1993. Posters and Presentations2018 Germiller JA, Carey J, Park A: "Pediatric Sensorineural Hearing Loss Update 2018" Instruction Course presented at the AAO-HNS Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, Atlanta, GA. Windsor A, Germiller JA: Cochlear Nerve Deficiency in Congenital Bilateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss. Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO) April 20-22 2018 Notes: Accepted via abstract 1/19/18; A. Windsor speaker. 2017 Germiller JA, Javia LR, Dunham BP, Kazahaya K: "Rapid Fixation of Thin Cochlear Implants to the Skull Surface Using A Single Resorbable Screw ("Pericraniopexy"). Poster presentation at 15th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children (CI2017), San Francisco, CA, July 26-29, 2017. Michael Cohen MD; John Germiller MD; Kathleen Sie MD; Ken Kazahaya MD; David Horn MD. Panel presentation: Controversies in Pediatric Cochlear Implantation. Annual Meeting of ASPO; 2017 May 20; Austin, TX. Germiller JA. Medical Evaluation of Unilateral Hearing Loss and Cochlear Implantation Initiatives for Single-Sided Deafness. Oral presentation at CHOP's Audiology Annual Conference; 2017 Feb 9; Philadelphia, PA. Invited Lectures 2018 Germiller JA. ASPO Education Conference Panel: “Hearing Loss and the Difficult Cochlear Implant”, Emory University, Atlanta GA, 10/6/18. Germiller JA. “Management of Newborns with CMV and Hearing Loss” CHOP Network CME Lecture to Pediatric Associates, Lakewood NJ (2/8/18) Awards and Honors 2011, CHOP IRB Service Commendation (Physician Scientist) 2007, 3rd Place Poster, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology 2005, Ethel Brown Foerderer - Florence R. C. Murray New Investigator Award 2001-2003, Michael M. Paparella Otologic Research Award 2000, Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Resident Research Travel Award 1998, 2nd Place Poster, 2nd International Symposium on the Molecular Control of Organogenesis 1997, Hewlett-Packard Award for Academic Excellence 1997, Albert C. Furstenberg Award for Excellence in Otolaryngology 1996, Spencer Foundation Award, Medical Scientist Training Program 1991, Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honorary Society 1988, Summa Cum Laude, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1987, Pi Tau Sigma (Mechanical Engineering Honor Society) 1987, Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society) Editorial and Academic Positions Editorial positions Reviewer 2007-present, International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 2006-present, Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery 2005-present, Archives of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2005-present, JARO Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology Academic and institutional committees 2012-present, Permanent Member, Institutional Review Board (IRB) Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects 2008-present, Director Search Committee Member: Cochlear Implant Program 2006-present, Interviewer, Otolaryngology Residency Review Selection Committee 2004-Present, Interviewer, CHOP Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellow Selection Committee (Spring annually) Leadership and Memberships Memberships in Professional Organizations National 2010-present, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO) (Member, Young Members Committee (2012-) Member, Research Committee (2013-2016)) 2006-present, Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) 2005-present, Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children (SENTAC) 2004-present, American Academy of Pediatrics 2002-present, Walter P. 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